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The Trojan is the .first annual 
published at Troy, N. C, so we ask 
that you be lenient in your criticism 
of our efforts. We have hoped that, 
as our paths lead us far apart and 
memory becomes dim we can take 
down from its shelf this book and 
live over again our happy days at 
T. H. S. That The Trojan may 
unite us more closely to the past and 
our Alma Mater is the fondest and 
most sincere wish of — - 

The Trojan Staff. 




Jil .^ ..J,a »^o— ^jj » iL»y i n 


The Trojan Staff 

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tErojan Mali 

Lillian Callicutt Editor-in-Chief 

Rachel Hurley Assistant Editor 

WiNFORD Williams Business Manager 

Nancey Watkins Assistant Manager 

Lucille Hurley Advertisement Editor 

Annie Wood Literary Editor 

Elizabeth Watkins ^rt Editor ■ 

Bertha Hulin ^ 

Paul Diffee > Junior Representatives 

James McKenzie J 

Hazel Wooley .-Jiophomore Representative 

Miss Gertrude Allen i 

Mr. Harold F. Krauss / ^^"^""2/ Advisors 

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To Mr. A. W. E. Capel 

Who has always shown great interest in our school 
and who has always upheld the best in everything 
that concerned Troy, we dedicate this, our first vol- 
ume of The Trojan. 

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If iss K.alhtyn Kremart -^ '^ISm ^ ^ Kiss KenV^orhbe/d J 
MATHEMATICS M?ssDo:^{e\^I?i-n0slon f-rench/\nd history^ I 

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Harold F. Krauss, Jr. 
Class Mascot 


Motto: Ad astra per aspera. Flower: Rose. 

Colors : Crimson and Gold. 

Elma Russell p . , 

Sarah Lemons ........i^resiaent 

^ Secretary and Treaswer 

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"Unselfish, kind-hearted, true. 
The samb now, and forever." 

Alice doesn't wear her "specks" for a 
fad — it's because she's studious. You can 
always depend on her to be on time for 
everything. She is proficient in history 
especially in the part that tells about 
Harold the Conqueror. 


"Buck is a playful little cuss, always 
making a lot of fuss, Monday, Tuesday, 
every day, always 'Buck' loves to play." 

"Buck" is little in size but he certainly 
is loud. He is quite a sheik, but he doesn't 
like to work. There is something cute about 
"Buck" that makes all the girls jealous 
when they see him talking to some one else. 


"The girl who wins is the girl who works. 
The girl who toils while others shirk." 

Etta's good nature makes her popular 
with all her classmates and teachers. She 
is the kind that seems never to have an 
evil thought of any one. She always looks 
on the bright side of everything. 


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"Honor lies in honest toil." 

"See's" built like a brick, and he's a 

great worker. If success comes by work, 

there IS no doubt that all success will be 

his. We think "Sec" will be a heavy weight 

boxer or a quarter back in a football team 

some day No boy in the class, not even 

Courtm Cochrane, loves the girls so well 



<n"^^.- ^^'^'etics could crown him king 
Courtm 'would be one forever to reign' 
for Courtin' is the best athlete in school." 
His greatest enemy is U. S. History but 
he never gets out of heart. Sometimes we 
■f •" u-^2"''*'" '^ bashful, but probably 
It is his cute" way of expressing himself. 


"No matter how heavy the load 
She never grumbles or groans." 

Chunk has a sweet disposition and seldom 
gets out of humor. She is especially fond 
of the boys and usually makes a big "hit" 
with them but she never takes them too 
seriously. "Chunk" seems to get the impres- 
sion that it is a good idea to carry all her 
books home if for no other purpose than to 
impress the teachers. 


"Her eternal bigness of heart we admire 
She never raves; perhaps she has learned 

the old adage, 
Silence is golden." 

Jettie was never known to refuse to help 
the class out in its hard struggle, although 
she has been with us only one year. 

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"What care I when I can lie in rest. 
Kill time and take life at its very best?" 

Raymond is famous for keeping a grin 
on all his classmates' faces. His chief oc- 
cupation is strolling around the room dur- 
ing history class and keeping the boys well 
supplied with rubber bands, sample pow- 
der and hair dressing. He has plenty of 
humorous sayings for every occasion. 


"So quiet in her manner yet so great in 
her value. With such a determination to 
win and such an optimistic smile, you can 
count on Dewel climbing to the top." 

She is one of the most studious pupils, 
and seems to care very little for the other 
sex. However, we expect there are some 
things that we don't know. 


"Sweet, yes; but shy, never; it really 
isn't in her nature to be shy." 

She really is remarkably wise for her 
age and serious and diligent, too, when it 
comes to translating French. "Cile" can 
always be depended on to help in every- 
thing the class does. She likes the boys 
but her work is never neglected for them. 
She has a "line" for all the merchants of 
the town, when it comes to getting ads for 
the annual. 


"The world is given as a prize for* a girl 
in earnest." 

Rachel's picture might be entitled 
"Typical American Girl." It would be 
hard to find a word which would sum up 
all Rachel's splendid characteristics. She 
is gifted in art and has splendid ideas 
about anything she undertakes. Rachel is 
especially fond of birds and in particular 
the "Martin." 

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"Boo Ties" 

"Girls of few words are best." 

When we think of Clara we think of a 

girl whose characteristics are summed up 

in faithfulness and friendliness. As an 

athlete she cannot be excelled among the 

girls. From Clara's eating we believe that 

small people have greatest appetites. Even 

Kachel and Mary can't beat her when it 

comes to eating. 


"If worry were the only cause of death, 
Then she would live forever." 

She is little in size but not the least in 
spirit. Everybody likes Sarah because she 
IS so jolly and gay. Sarah does and says 
some awfully risky things sometimes, so 
that we wonder what her nerves are made 
of at times. 






There is never a word too good to de- 
scribe "Shara." She couldn't be better even 
if she tried. She is loved by all who know 
her. We cannot express how much we 
hated to part with her, but it makes us 
glad to think how much she will be appre- 
ciated by her new classmates when they 
know her. 


"A comhination of beauty and grace. 
In the hearts of many she holds first 

Mary's eyes are fully able to convince 
you that she is a true lovable person. She 
always does good work especially if she 
has a seat near "Dink." She isn't so quiet 
after you really know her. 

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"A good student and a faithful friend." 

Mildred is easily pleased or she never 
lets us know anything different. She is 
another studious pupil but geometry seems 
to be most too complicated for her. At 
any rate you can depend on her to be 
ready for anything. 

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"A noble girl with a noble aim." 

Her quiet reserved nature would hardly 
make one think of her as a humorist but 
just get her started and you will forget 
that you thought she was quiet, especially 
when she decides that Lloyd is too much 
for her to manage alone. 


"The girl worth while is the girl who can 
smile, tvhen everything goes dead 

Alice has great ability and usually ac- 
complishes whatever she undertakes. She's 
never lacking in smiles and just adores 
"Worth" while studies. Algebra is her fa- 
vorite but she never complains about any 
of her work. 


"She is jolly, good natured and triii, and 
Her share she is willing to do." 

You couldn't find a more conscientious 
student yet a more silent one. No one 
could ever say an unkind word about 
Maudie — not even the teachers could men- 
tion her lack of work. 




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"He has a head to contrive, a tongue to 
persuade and a hand to execute any 

"Charles" seems to be the happiest boy 
in school according to his tone of voice. 
He would talk to the "dumbest" person on 
earth if for no other purpose than to hear 
his head roar. He doesn't believe in spend- 
ing all his valuable time in work, so always 
has time to talk or eat candy. 



"// work ivill do it she'll wi/i." 

Elma has been president of the class for 
two years but she has done her work with- 
°H* '^o'^Plaining and no one can find fault 
with her. She is a hard worker and makes 
good grades in Bible, particularly when we 
studied about Paul and his Journeys. 

"Big Boy" 
"Silence is Golden." 

Likeable Lloyd is not as silent as one 
might think. He is always willing to do 
what is asked even to writing themes for 
talking in school, when he was never guilty 
of committing such a crime. Lloyd likes 
school so well, he even spends the lunch 
period strolling around the rooms. We 
have no doubt but that success will one 
day be his. 


"Bonnie Mae" 

"She's jes' the quiet kind, tvhose natur's 
never vary." 

All efforts to describe her are futile but 
we will say that as a poet she cannot be ex- 
celled. Bonnie is another one of those per- 
sons who seems to like to study. She even 
enjoys helping others out even if she 
doesn't know anything about the subject. 
Bonnie has made a wonderful record of 
perfect attendance in school and has not 
been tardy or absent in years. 

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The Trojan 

Clasig ^ropt)ecp 


.h . hl^lYf^'^'^' ^^"."-J ^^Pk 1^19-"' --The many friends of Miss Elma Russell will he .lelighted to hear 
II t^Jnr^ " accepted hy the Swarthmore Chautauqua for the year 1938 to lecture on "T.ove." She is 
grfm -PljfddXa'Nc-t chautauqua managers are very fortunate in having her o 

New York 
announced that f< 



1940,— The nnilti-nillio 

,, ^ , , ^ Hinaire candy manufacturer, .Mr, C, M. Nordan, has just 

"K-risnv Kr„ml,lp« " ^tr^^N "i" "T , "' '""<='*<■"' »" ^11 visitors to his establishment a box of his new 

hn,,pd't^h»t irwni'l,=v Nordan has made a great success in the candy business since he entered it. It is 

hoped that he will have many visitors from this great city. — Xcxv York Times. 


™''t?°;,;"!;\™l^,..J:!:,J':'f-:r?'i^^_^'.^''^,.^^^ff"''' I^ young' actress who occasioned much comment 

:er in this city, acquired great fame yesterday 

at her two previous appearances on the stage of the Palace Theat^ 
evening at the Palace Theater in her great role of Madame Beet 


, N. C., Oct. 5 19.18.— Miss Annie Wooif, who has been taking a special 
t,sity, has accepted a position as Professor of Latin in Duke University, ' 

Chicago L'niver 
fortunate in having Miss Wood as a' member o(' ihe~ixa\ty.~b7rha!,/Morm)iirHct'^^^^ 


Raleigh N C Aug, J 'S-tl-— It has been announced that Miss Etta nrutoiw of Troy N C iiresi- 
dent o the North tarolina State Federation of Women's Clubs, wiU speak be o"4 the Senate and' Ho^^^^^^ 
C ommittees in the city soon. Miss Bruton has done mtich for the better schools movemcMlt and she 
work now on an interesting program which she will present at this nieeting,— ,Ra/<-,V," A™," 


Asheville N. C, Nov 10, 19,12.— After spending two years in a sanatorium because of nervous pros- 
tration caused from trying to avoid work, Mr. Raymoml Holt is rapidly recovering? t is hoped hat he 
will soon be able to take up his law studies again. It is exnected that h, „-lll !.„,.„„, c ' I'ai iic 

already learned to plead a case so well that •'she" finlllT'Sr"yes!"-."^;ll«,//'c,V,^^^^ """" "' " 

1 to hear that 
He Iiecame famous re- 
Clark and his wife are 


BostonMass., Dec. 5, 194.1 —The many friends of Detective Junius Clark will be glac 
he was recently promoted to Chief Detective of the New York Detective A-^encv He bec-m 
cently for liis skill in iliscovenng the famous diamonds of Mrs. \'incent Astor M 
expected to leave Boston for New York within the next few days. — Boston Uc'rald 


Richniond, Va., Aug. 13, 1945.— Mr. Lloyd Thayer now the high position of editor of Life. 
He hmks this magazine ought to go into every American home, so that the people would a.lopt his mottoi, 
winch IS, Laugh and grow fat. He has tried this methoil himself and offers anv advice free to all those' 
who need it. — Richmond Times. 


Troy, N. C, Nov. 6, 1939.--.\lis.s Mildred Mullinix has returned from Washington after spending 
four years in Congress Her home district feels very proud of this representative and assures .Miss Mullinix 
of her re-election another term, — Montgomery Herald. 

Greensboro, N. C 


Sept. 1, 1942.— The Lions Club of this city gave a dinner in honor of Judge 

North Carolina and 

lirecnsDoro, i\. L,., ^ept. i, lv^.2. — 1 ne 1.10ns l, luh oi this city gave a dinne 
Car.son Cochrane last Tuesday evening. Judge Cochrane has become quite famous in 
his friends expect him to become Judge of the Supreme Court snon. —Grcen.'rboro Ne-vs. 


Troy, N. C, Aug. 24, 1948.— The man.v friends of Miss Bonnie Thomas will read with interest that 
she has accepted a position as society editor of the Richmoiid Times. Miss Thomas is a graduate of Elon 
( ollege where she received high honors. She has been connected with newspai>er, work for many years. 
The Riehmoiid Times is indeed fortunate in securing her services. — Montgomery Herald. 


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Raleigh. She wll enter upon her new duties son,e ?it= dt r?n/X%,eu'' ™om? ="5? '',"''J'\"- '" «« Hospi.a" 


Nashville, Tenn,, Jan 1 1940 -Mrs vTnf 7 , T ^^ AUDITORIUM 

Beckwith, of Troy, N. C, will ai.oear at th^ rl I ^.'"^?ndorf. who before her marriat-e w,c \r- ai- 
become a famous n,usicia,; ^itV.^'r^.^'^L^^X^^T-^^^^f^^^^^^^^ 


1 A 1 oi C A . 

Washington, D. C, June 14 1911— A „ ■ ^'■^f'"^^^^^^ 
was, that of Miss Sarah Lemons aAd Mr. Bennett"Br'va^t \lf ""/\,^ ^If'^-^ "> "^eir many friends hcr^ 


candidate for President."^ Troy 'i'"very'^'nron,rtn''l,'^°""*''' °^ J'^'" "^y- has been nominated ir,r n 

his many friends will be glad to vote for hil Mr^'p"" "^ ^" '^■'*^''"^ « => candMau for Pr.?;^""? ""5 

degree. Later he received higher y^^Lti^^-cIj^^ri^^^f^^^^^^^]^^^^^^^^^ he'r^^^U"^ 


Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 21, 1944 Tf wj.^ =f,f j l ',^ •"■ -^ •".f>.ii J. A 

would make his home in this city.' Dr William, h.f^r ''5' •"'=" ""^ ™"=d surgeon* Dr WinforH vvil- 
and has practiced in his home to^wn, r\Z'N''.ZXV^fyllrT.^'^,^^^^^^^^ 

New York, March 6. 194S Thf K*.,., v i 7, . 

Miss Lucille Hurley, formcriy of Troy N P „ °1, "i"=ater lovers were taken by surorisr 1,,, ■ u. u 
Mtss Hurley is acknowledged^he .eadlAg''toe'^da^n??r^?^ ■,1ay'^-1^7^ ^-^^y'^'-r' '"'--" <i"-%r.'u^e" 

K.„g.s Business College and is widely SJ^n "■In^SSnr^^-t:^^;;^^!;:^/^ '^^ ^' 

Dr A ■\7- T-Kr . T , 


The play, "Lonesome Sally," w"as giv'^en'h,' ":^"'^f"-^^^l^ 
owner of the Callicutt Producing Compaifyo? Winston^sl ' ""<'", "''^ direction of Miss Lillian Calli<-„.f 
performance given than the one directed liv Vf:?. A ,i- ^''"- Albemarle has never h»H ,11 ^^"^'i"; 
St.nly Ncvs.HeralJ. '^>' ^'^^ Call.cutt. The costumes and scenery werrgorg^u"-^ 


The Ideal Gift Shop opened today under th, Ui'ENS 

dtsplay of artistic gifts were shown, and / laTgrcrtd Tenfed The onenli,^.' o^Th'' °'""'^ Q"''' " "--tiful 
^ Miss Elizabeth Watkins, a trained nurse oT^^~~ . "'" ^'"'P-^'-'''"- "V""- 

^"i;lif^"^li.'^^f:sr'orth^u^/:;i !!;^i ^?"[. - .t,^'r ti^^L sior*^. ^iiH ^i'-'f 

i< cauBiu on iire and Detore it was discnv,.,- .i iS "cing ov 

gained much headway, it was found that Petnrv ,, f '"e flames wet 

the stairs and got out of the buildinir with jlT. u. , ? Playing on the 

uuuuing with the chi d just as the .-nnf rVr""" ••""'• -'uss oaiKins aas 

... ., ,,, „ . , , JiistJ^the roof fell m.— Greensboro Daily \e-ui ' 

Miss ISancey Watkins, of the Philadelnhia i^TlTT^rT '^raj- 

as an interior decorator. Miss Watkins nrl,:^„»,r i. ? •'^'■'^' announces that she is tn lo^^t. ;„ Dk-i i i l- 

at the Sescuicentennial Exposition, he^ " S'clg-o^^'l'j./lS.^r ''^rl'Xil"' ''«'sns'°sh'e°%^ili'b1te7S'^r;? 

Miss Rachel Hurley, of^t^ N^^^f BECOMES FAMOUS 
May 3, 1930. — Randolph-Macon announcer! tl * ' 

that time the Elon girls only lost t.T/.r^^^.^r^'l.tjIlrf^^.tL''''' EIo/girls'^foVM'r^^^.elrs a^dTrin^' 

March 3, 1940. — The many friends of luTI 17- — ., 
pleasantly surprised last Tuesday afternoon when at% "rl""*;- ^"T^ ""'^'^ farmerette of this section were 
made of the approaching marriage of Miss Alfce Mor,?s = T m "l^ Round Dozen Club, anmu^cement wis 
Ward, had placed on the plate of each guest small i^ V i'"'- •^''■- ^^ O"'*'' Nelson. The hostess XlTssVt^rv 
The hostess served a delightful salad' c"^se"wth'7«<"f:'"^"'" following. "Alice'and Wonh'' June'47: 
salted peanuts. '"<! tea. cream and cake, followed by candies and 

Uwharrie. N. C. May I. 1952.— It has biJIirT,ffp~'n 
city.has secured the position of postmistress here. She has be"en°T-''. "l""- "'^^ ^""a Mullinix. of this 
and IS fully capable of doing the work in this town.—U^^h^rrie S^HtfncI '" ^ *' Biscoe! X. C. 

MozELLE Cochrane. 

Pa(/e Tzventy 



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Tim Will anb ZKes^tament 

We, the Senior Class of Troy High School, after many years of life here, feel 
that we have accumulated experiences and possessions that might help those less 
learned than we; therefore, we do hereby publish this, our Last Will and Testament 
We do declare null and void any papers of similar nature published by us before this 


Article 1. To Troy High School, our dear Alma Mater, we leave our love and 
loyalty for the blessmg she has been to us. May she ever forge forward and become 
an even greater and better school. 

Article 2. To Mr. Krauss, our beloved principal, we bequeath our love, best 
.3Vishes and gratitude for the many favors, counsels and words of encouragement he 
has given us. We also leave to him a student body that will abide by all rules and 
regulations and who will always return books to the library on time. 

Article S. To Miss Allen, our beloved English and room teacher, who has been 
for four years our faithful friend and helper, to whom we are indebted for more 
than we can express for the favors and words of appreciation that she has given us, 
we bequeath our love and gratitude. We leave her seven dozen red pencils and a 
class that just adores outside reading, theme writing, memorizing poetry and also who 
knows everything about grammar. s p <=" j- """ <»»»" wiiu 

fluenf ^'fijdt hSor^;^cL?rt'Tn1o^s% 

fikrBtte^' fn^d ^S^!"''- ^^ ^'- '^^^^ '^^ ^ <=>-^ contain1„^g'r^;"bVs°7us^ 

Article 5 We bequeath to Miss Emmart a class that has lovely manners and is 
more acquainted with exponents. We also leave her a choice collection of fiornptrv 
strings, so that there will be no confusion in finding a supply for each class. 

Article 6. We donate to Mr. Brackin a crowd of boys that never use rubber 
bands and never have to be sent out of the room. ruooer 

Article 7. To Miss Langston we leave a Virgil class that can read Latin easily 
and one that will not write out the meanings of words in their books. ^"="0' 

b-. x^''^'%^- 1^1 bequeath to Miss Wheeler pupils who never fail to clean up the 
kitchen. We also leave her a biology class that dotes on collecting worms and bugs, 
yet maintains perfect order while doing so. s = « lu ""b=, 

Article 9 To Mrs. Grant we leave a class of students that she doesn't have to 
hunt up for their music lessons. 

Article 10 To the other members of the faculty we leave splendidly equipped 
class-rooms, well-heated and lighted. We also leave them large classes of brilliant 


Article 1. We bequeath to the Junior Class a number of our possessions; namely, 
all the joys privileges, dignity and responsibilities of Seniorhood, the pleasure of 
editing an Annual and with it many oyster suppers, plays, 'possum hunts and class 
meetings. We also leave them our notebooks map-books, algebras and especially our 
outside reading for English and history. We leave them all the sandwich material 

™= f '■f "^1^ -^ '^\*^? Sophomores we bequeath the hope that they may have two 
years of hard work along with joy and happmess, without torment from the Junior 
Class in their Senior year. 

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Lillian Callicutt bequeaths her wonderful, melodious voice to Cath- 

Sarah Lemons leaves her dainty appetite to Zelma Cochrane. 

Alice Morris leaves her timid and sweet ways to Gladys Lassiter. 

Dewel Hulin wills her solemn expression to Roy Dennis. 

Carson Cochrane leaves his athletic ability to Winfred Clark. 

Rachel Hurley wills her talent in art to Blanche Simmons. 

Lucille Hurley bequeaths her zealous, studious nature and fondness 

Article 3. To the Freshman Class we leave a large amount of poetry to mem- 
orize, many themes to write as well as a plentiful share of outside reading We also 
leave them all the stray cuds of chewing gum found around the Senior room. 

Article 1. Elma Russell, our beloved president, leaves her faithfulness and co- 
operation, also the privileges of calling class meetings, agreeing on everything and 
living peacefully together, to Brownie Poole. She also leaves to her the privilege of 
interviewing Mr. Krauss at least once every day. 

Article 2. Alice Beckwith bequeaths her studious habits to James McKenzie. 
Article 3. Lloyd Thayer wills Allen Blake some fifty pounds of flesh. 
Article J,. Leona Mullinix leaves Lucy Smith and Mary Allen her Virgil and 
she hopes they will find it as dear a friend as she has. 

Article 5. Annie Wood wills her promptness and ability to make high marks in 
her studies to Janie Wallace and Arlene Deaton. 

Article 6. 
erine Lemons. 

Article 7. 

Atticle 8. 

Article 9. 

Article 10. 

Article 11. 

Article 12. 
of sleeping to Mayo Zachary. 

Article 13. Mary McLeod wills her quiet ways, soft and gentle voice to Exie 

Article H. Clara King leaves her ever-ready memory and quick understanding 
to Paul Diffee. •' ' 

Article 15. Elizabeth Watkins wills her sentimental disposition to Nell Morris. 

Article Id. Mildred Mullinix wishes to leave her contagious giggles to Dessie 
Morris and Bertha Hulin. 

Article 17. Mozelle Cochrane leaves all her love letters to Opal Vuncannon, with 
the hopes that she may satisfy her curiosity. 

Article 18. Buster Boring wills to P. H. Crook his love of writing themes and 
memorizing poetry for Miss Allen. 

Article 19. Winford Williams leaves all his love affairs to Colon Saunders. 

Article 20. Charles Nordan wills his ability to get out of work and his love for 
argument to be equally divided between Vauda Morris and Broadice Hunsucker. 

Article 21. Bonnie Thomas leaves her good nature to James Cranford. 

Article 22. Maudie Morris leaves her intense interest in boys to Grace Harris. 

Article 23. Jettie Dennis leaves her love for civics to Bertha Simmons. 

Article 2i. Junius Clark leaves his love for hard work, his obedience and his 
love for the girls to Gayle Myrick. 

Article 25. Nancey Watkins wills her high ideals and love for mathematics to 
Ella Mae Clark and Alda Beaman. 

Article 2(1. Raymond Holt bequeaths to Ronzo Dennis his love for history and 
his witty sayings. 

In Witness Whereof, we do hereby place our names on this, the twenty-second 
day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven. 

Class pf '27, 
Etta Bruton, Testatri.r. 


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Alda Beaman 

Allen Blake 

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Ella Mae Clark 

WiNFRED Clark 

Zelma Cochrane 


riuji- Tuviity three 

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4. — ..- 

p. H. Crook 

Arlene Deaton 

I'ai/c Twi'ntyfoiir 

ExiE Dennis 

RoNzo Dennis 

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Paul Diffee 

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Grace Harris 

Broadice Hunsucker 

Catherine Lemons 

Dessie Morris 

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Bertha Hulin 


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Nell Morris 



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Bertha Simmons 

Opal Vuncannon 

Janie Wallace 

Thelma Wood 
"Tommy Lad" 

Mayo Zachary 

Pane T'.vi'iily-ievcii 

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S>opf)omore ISvoU 

Allen, Henry 
Beckwith, Helen 
Blake, Ora 
Blake, Leona 
Bryant, Bennett 
Bryant, Orpha 
Dennis, Lucy 
Grant, Edith 
Harris, Charlie 
Hicks, Graham 
Hulin, Dorcas 
Hunt, Margaret 
Hurley, Colon 
Hurley, John Frank 
Kellis, Thelma 
Langston, John 
Lassiter, Rachel 
Leach, Nannie 
Loftin, Lucille 

Wooley, Hazel 

Maness, Louise 
McGee, Carrie 
Morris, Coley 
Morris, Walter 
Moore, Bon 
Nance, Wiley 
Nelson, Worth 
Ray, Bruce 
Reynolds, Ruth 
Richardson, Connie 
Richardson, McCoy 
Smith, Fred 
Smith, Jewell 
Smitherman, Rosalind 
Suggs, Homer 
Thompson, Marjorie 
Thomas, Grady 
Wallace, James 
Wood, Alleen 

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Bell, J. M. 
Blake, Effie 
Blair, Reece 
BoLiNG, William 
Broughton, Caroline 
Bryant, Arch 
Burns, Myra 
Deaton, Grace 
Freeman, Aleas 
Green, Cash 
Helsabeck, Vesta Mae 
Howell, Faithe 
HuLiN, Elizabeth 
Hurley, Neal 
Ledbetter, Homard 
LoFTiN, Helen 
loftin, j. a. 
Maness, Frances 
McMillan, Lula 

Morris, Desma 
Morris, Eula 
Morris, Herman 
Morris, Lavena 
Morris, Odessa 
Nance, Henry 
Nelson, Lois 
Reynolds, Colon 
Russell, Alameda 
Russell, Hazel 
Russell, Minnie 
Russell. Winnie 
Saunders, John Frank 
Smith, Edie 
Smith, Mabel 
Strickland, Howard 
Thomas, Stella 
Thompson, Walter 
Wade, Margaret 

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I II Randleman 3( 

^4 Carthage 1" 

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-^8 Star 16 

Z II Pi^ehurst 15 

^" Candor .. 23 


WiNFORD Williams 

Henry Allen ... 

Carson Cochrane ^^^^^ Foncard 

JUNIUS Clark and Buster BoRmr ------- ^'^^ Fonvard 

Colon Saunders . ™^ • Center 

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'^NNis, Henry Nance. Roy Hill'^'^^* ^"'"'"'^ 

MozELLE Cochrane 
Rosalind Smitherman 

Clara King 

Brownie Poole 

Janie Wallace 

Elma Russell 

Lucy Smith 

Elizabeth Watkins 

Lucille Hurley 

Annie Wood ....." 

Marjorie Thompson 
Alameda Russell 

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The "Lucky Nine" is a marvelous team. 

There's Nordan and 'Kenzie, but Cranford's the scream. 

They have little training but practice will make 

These three boys famous without a mistake. 

There's Cochrane and Williams with Boring and Clark 

Who withdrew from the team and it was left in the dark; 

But Dennis, the captain, took the team to control. 

And went to work with glad heart and soul. 

McKenzie as forward, and Thomas as guard, 

With I'Brackin the second," who show no disregard. 

There's Hill, the old boy who once was a sub, 

Has now gained higher honor in the "Lucky Nine" Club 

There's Allen, a pill is his greatest desire. 

But the girls all seem his legs to admire. ' 

And Saunders, the boy rather stilty you see. 

Says he can't play good ball for a cap on his knee. 

The first game was played at Troy one day 
But the "Lucky Nine" lost by a most awkward play. 
Brackm and 'Kenzie, their legs were so lean and long. 
That the people all asked for a mocking bird song. 
But Cranford, the boy so robust and stout, 
Resembled a fish with his brains shook out. 
But for a' that and a' that, they'll win in the strife 
And make a success in basketball life. 

Our professor has often been heard to relate 

That they soon will be champions of the Old North State 

These boys will be famous and so will the rest 

Who develop a team that can play with the best. 

Their names will be sung and also be read 

In golden lines telling of what has been said. 

Their fame down the ages will forever be heard 

And to the ears of our grandsons will creep the glad words. 

Also let's mention Blair, the old boy you know 
who's the team's honored mascot, so sure and slow. 
Some call him wooden-head and some call him fat- 
He says beauty is skin deep and not to mind that! 
When the players have finished and are married, I see 
"Brackin the second" with a babe on his knee. 
I can plainly see that baby's eyes shine 
When Dad tells him about the old "Lucky Nine." 

Paul Diffee, 

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Can iou Smasine? 

The Seniors not having some affair to raise money for the annual? 

The High School building being too warm? annual? 

The eighth grade English class not complaining' 

Raymond Holt with nothing funny to say? 

The teachers not assigning lessons for the next day? 

Mr. Krauss with no bald spot on his head? 

That we had a holiday we didn't have to make up' 

Junius Clark not courting at all? 

James McKenzie being quiet for five minutes' 

Mozelle Cochrane having the blues? 

Clara King not blinking her eyes? 

Elizabeth Watkins' hair turning red? 

The annual not being discussed every day in the Sptiinr r««™9 

Elma Russell not thinking of Paul Wallace' 

Everybody passing every subject for one month' 

Lillian Calhcutt not asking something about the annual' 

Not having outside reading to do for history or English ^ 

Madge de Berry coming to school every day ' ' 

Lloyd Thayer weighing one hundred and twenty-five pounds? 

Rachel Hurley. 

3 Cannot ^agg — 

Examinations are my pest ; I cannot pass. They make me to lie down 
in sleepless beds ; they lead me into troubled waters 

spite?f mytr' "' ""' ^'^^ '''' "^^ ^" ^^^^^ ^' ^--^^^"^"- ^" 

Yea, though I study all night to rid myself of thy presence, O Igno- 
rance, thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me-not. 

,, "^.^r P^'^P^^^^^ "0 answers before me in the presence of my teachers ; 
thou finest mine eyes with tears; my brain runneth empty. 

Surely ignorance and stupidity shall follow me all the days of my 
life, and I shall dwell in the same grade forever. 

N. C. Teacher. 

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illemorable ©atesi 


September 6 — First day in our "Senior" year in high school — a day 
we shall never forget. 

September 15 — Our new classmates from Uwharrie wanted to know 
who to go to, to get permission to sneeze. 

September 30 — Oh ! My ! one month of school gone. 

October 5— The first girls in the class of '27 known to eat an apple 
in Miss Allen's study-hall were Elma Russell and Sarah Lemons. 

October 6— The Seniors of '27 decided to get out the first Annual 
of T. H. S. 

October 9 — The first class meeting. 

October 15— Every one practiced "grinning" so that he would make 
a good picture for the Trojan. 

October 21— Our first Senior lecture— Miss Allen told us that we 
must be more dignified. 

October 23— Will any one forget when Lloyd sat down so hard in a 
chair that it broke? You know the rest. 

October 30 — Hallowe'en, "Nuff sed!" 

November 17 — Eat Oysters! 

November 20— Sad day ! Will any of us forget it? Sarah McCracken 
heard that she would have to leave us. 

November 24— We met at the home of Annie Wood for one more 
chance to tell our beloved classmate "farewell." 

November 25 — Two whole holidays for Thanksgiving! 

November 29— Buster Boring forgot to say something funny to get 
every one in American History Class in trouble. 

December 17-21 — Those horrible exams! 

December 22-January 4 — Christmas holidays. 


January 16— First snow of the season. Mozelle Cochrane was seri- 
ously ill from eating too much "snow cream." 

January 28— The Seniors gave "Two Days to Marry." Only four of 
the seniors succeeded in getting married in the play. 

February 1 — New lot of candy arrived for us to sell. 

February 2— Today we broke a perfect record of five years' standing. 
For the first time the whole class had to stay in and recite for Miss Allen. 

February 3— Lucille Hurley entertained the Seniors at the court- 
house at a Valentine Party. 

February 4— The Lions Club held our chapel exercises and presented 
to each grade a beautiful, framed copy of a Moral Code for Youth. 

February 5— We gave the play "Two Days to Marry" at Wadeville, 
North Carolina. 

February 14— The Seniors were given a Valentine Party by the Presi- 
dent, Elma Russell. 

February 18— Miss Allen invited the Seniors to a George Washington 

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A fast hair grower so that I may have a mustache before "Two Days 
to Marry" — Carson Cochrane. 

Several boxes of anti-fat — Lloyd Thayer. 

Some new rules and regulations. My old ones are worn out— Harold 
F. Krauss. 

To know why Paul Wallace carried a song book out of church when 
he went home with Elma Russell — Seniors. 

To know if Mr. Krauss' head doesn't get cold in winter — Everyone. 

Another heart to break — ^Lucille Hurley. 

A substitute for recitations — Buster Boring. 

Anything, Lord — Bonnie Thomas. 

Some big words to use — Charles Nordan. 

A place to lay my weary bones — Winford Williams. 

A remedy for too much laughing — Sarah Lemons. 

To get an "ad" from the post office and iail— Lucille Hurley and, 
Nancey Watkins. 

Someone to blame for the contents of this book— The Trojan Staff. 

To make seventy-five on math — Mary McLeod. 

Some twenty-five pounds of fat — Miss Allen and Annie Wood. 

A cure for fussing — Miss Wheeler. 

To know how the outside of the school building looks— Miss 

A way to be hard-boiled — Miss Emmart. 

Some more romantic readers like Paul Diffee Mr. Brackin. 

A sleeping hall at school — ^Junius Clark. 

To know how to vamp the boys— Mildred Mullinix, Dewel Hulin, 
Maudie Morris and Jettie Dennis. 

To give lessons in the intricate problems of love — Etta Bruton. 
To know the way to Florence, S. C. — Lillian Callicutt. 
Some suggestions for raising money for the Annual— Seniors. 


There are no friends like our old friends who have shared 

School days. 
No greeting like their welcome, no homage like their praise. 
Fame is the scentless sunflower with gaudy crown of gold. 
But friendship is the breathing rose with sweets in every fold. 
There are no days like our school days — they never shall be forgot. 
There is no school like our High School — keep green the dear old 
There are no chums like our old chums — how pleasant and kind their ways. 
There are no friends like the old friends — may Heaven prolong their days. 

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Oh, the meanness of a Junior when he's mean 
Oh, the leanness of a Senior when he's lean ' 
But the leanness of the leanest ' 

Or the meanness of the meanest 
Is not in it with the Freshman when he's green 

Of all sad words of tongue or pen 
The saddest are: "Exams again." 


"All American" 


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Boston, Mass. 

Class Rings, Pins, Emblems 

District Manager 

Deep wisdom — swelled head, 
Brain fever — he's dead. 

A Senior. 
False fair one— hope fled, 
Heart busted — he's dead. 

A Junior. 
Went skating, 'tis said, 
Floor bumped him — he's dead 

A Sophomore. 
Milk famine — unfed. 
Starvation — he's dead. 

A Freshman. 

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Mr. Krauss: "Some one name one of the subjects in High School that has a 
cultural influence on the student." 

An (3hf to Slatttt 

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They are all dead who wrote it, 
They are all dead who spoke it, 
They all must die who learn it. 
Oh, happy death, they earn it. 

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Lives of Seniors all remind us 

We can make our lives like theirs. 

And, departing leave behind us 

Footprints on the High School stairs. 


Large enough to serve you 
Not too large to appreciate you 

Phone 88 

Eldorado Street 

Troy, N. C. 

A popular style of recitation: Rise slowly, leisurely remove a large piece of 
chewing gum from the mouth, put hands in pockets, then say in low but clear and 
confident tones: "I don't know." 

Little pieces of rubber, 
Little drops of paint 

Make the bad report card 
Look as if it ain't. 

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While reading the paper one morning, Annie Wood saw a notice of her own death, 
so she rushed to the telephone and called up her classmate, Mary McLeod. 

"Mary, this is Annie talking. Did you read the notice of my death in the paper 

Mary McLeod: "Yes, indeed. Will you please tell me where you are talking from?" 


Incubators | I 

Brooders I 

and 1 

Poultry Supplies I 


Montgomery Hardware Co. 
Troy, N. C. 

Mt. Gilead Hardware Co. 
Ml. Gilead, N. C. 

Richmond Hardware Co. 
Ellerbe, N. C. 

Nance & Son Hardware Co. 
Oakboro, N. C. 

Springs Hardware Co. 
Jackson Springs, N. C. 

Eagle Hardware Co. 
Eagle Springs, N. C. 

Biscoe Hardware Co. 
Biscoe, N. C. 

Grocery Co. 


TROY, N. C. 

New System 

"Eat More Bread" 

TROY, N. C. 

Rachel Hurley: "Clara, who was the wife of Noah?" 
Clara King: "Don't be so dumb! Joan-of-Arc, of course." 

MozELLE Cochran: "Twelve pounds of flesh wouldn't look bad on me." 
Etta Bruton : "It would if it looked like the rest of you." 

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Raymond Holt: "What was George Washington noted for, Junius? 

Junius (quickly) : "His memory." 

Raymond Holt: "What makes you think so?" 

Junius Clark: "They erected a monument to it." 

WiNFORD Williams: "You look sweet enough to eat 
Lucille Hurley: "I do. Where shall we go?" 

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Charles Nordan (rushing into library) : "I want the life of Caesar." 
Librarian: "Sorry, but Brutus beat you to it." 

Elma Russell: "I wonder what sort of stone they will give me when I'm dead?" 
Elizabeth Watkins: "Brimstone." 

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Miss Allen : "Maudie, give a well-known quotation from Shakespeare." 
Maudie Morris: "He who laughs last is worth two in the bush." 

Dewel Hulin: "Can you give me something to smooth my face?" 
Druggist: "Sure, here is some sandpaper." 


Read a paper that stands for 
the best interests of the 
child and the com- 
munity at large. 

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' 'Standard'' 
Filling Station 

Personal stationery is exceed- 
ingly popular. See samples 
of our latest designs. 

"Yours to Please" 

TROY, N. C. 


Superior variety is a specialty 
with us. 

"Don't Forget it Pays 
to Advertise" 




I "Once you visit us, you will 
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Albemarle, N. C. 

Mary McLeod: "I forgot to sign my pledge to my paper." 

Miss Emmart: "Quite unnecessary. I have just finished correcting your paper 
and I feel quite sure you did. not receive or give any information." 

Miss Langston: "Lloyd, describe a vacuum." 

Lloyd Thayer: "Don't think I can exactly describe it, but I have it in my head 
all right." 

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Miss Allen : "If there are any dumbbells in this room, please stand up." 

(A pause then finally Jettie Dennis stood up.) 

"What! Jettie, do you consider yourself a dumbbell?" 

Jettie: "Well, not exactly, but I hate to see you standing up there all alone, 
don't you see?" 

The Bank of Montgomery 


Save a dime— save a Dollar' 

TROY, N. C. 

Lillian Callicutt (rushing into room, puffing and blowing) : "My, that was a 
hard run." 

Nancy Watkins: "What do you mean?" 

Lillian Callicutt: "Well, it was too far from my house to school to walk so 
I had to run." 

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Miss Allen: "This is tho f«„ *u 

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Sara« t^ ^'^ ^"^ alarm?" 

feARAH Lemons: "No ma'am fv, *, ., 
asleep." ° ""^ """• ^^^at's the trouble. It alwav, 

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Miss ThORNBURG: "Buster wViof ; *^i. r, 
>:: BUSTER boring: "It's a lie 1 the President's cabinet?" 
; ; -^t ^lace where the Pre sident's dishes are kept.' 

N Miss Allen: "Mildred can im„ + n , 

„ „ ' ^^^ y°" tell me about nitrates'" 

•- Mildred MuLLiNix: "Well-er ti,»„'.. w , ""'es. 

' er-they re lots cheaper than day rates." 

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